Interview with Anthony Jacobs

What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a short story about the adventures of a security guard.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like to write and it challenges me. I tell bedtime stories to my kids and I make them up as I go along, so why not write a story.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has made my books more accessible.
What are you working on next?
I am finishing a book about a trio of convicts, who through their stupidity and plain bad luck, run into a series of misadventures.
Who are your favorite authors?
Donald E. Westlake, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry, and my editor and best friend Gabriela Louis.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to spend time with my children and one of our favorite activities is to play music. I play the guitar, one of my sons plays the bass and the other the drums. I still need to recruit the other two. I also like to garden and watch movies.
What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read humor. I am a big fan of Carl Hiaasen. When the mood strikes, I read Horror. I have read every one of Stephen King's books. There are other times when I have read history and biographies.
Describe your desk
My desk is a cluttered mess filled with bits and pieces of other books I am writing, and my notes. If an idea strikes me, I'll write it down before I forget it, and it usually makes its way to my desk.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Indiana and Florida. I benefitted from being able to experience two completely different lifestyles dictated by seasonal changes, beach atmosphere, and midwestern lifestyle.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in College, and did most of my writing when passing the time on particularly boring night shifts to keep myself awake. I often tell my children bedtime stories which I make up as I go along, mostly to make them laugh.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing to me is sharing stories that scare you, that make you laugh, and that entertain you and make you forget about your everyday problems for a little while.
Published 2015-08-12.
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Books by This Author

The Long Haul
Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016 by Books For The Hungry. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
Life on the road as a truck driver can be boring at times, but when bad things keep happening wherever you go, things are anything but boring. After stumbling across a murdered couple in a car one night, everywhere Joe goes, murders occur. Will he survive the long haul, or will the killer catch up to him?
Getaway
Price: Free! Words: 45,620. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016 by Books For The Hungry. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Three hardened killers escape from prison only to find that survival outside prison might be a lot tougher than they were expecting.
The Guard: Campground Stories
Price: Free! Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Books For The Hungry. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A guard, driving through the woods finds a long lost campground. What he finds will give him nightmares for the rest of his life.